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Swansea City's Chico Flores speaks out following Garry Monk row

By V_Jones  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

Swansea City's Chico Flores speaks out following Garry Monk row

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Chico Flores has released a statement on Twitter following a row between the Spanish star and Garry Monk.

Stories circulated at the weekend that the two defenders were involved in a training ground altercation - and the club confirmed today there was an incident.

The Daily Mail claimed the police were called after a member of the public spotted Flores allegedly holding a brick, though that has not been confirmed by either the police or the club.

Over a series of updates, he said on his @ChicoFlores12 Twitter account: "Good afternoon , I would like to clarify what has been said in the papers today and to be honest it was just an argument between team mates as it can happen sometimes in a training session or in any changing room of any football team nothing more.

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"I did not threaten anybody in any moment and even less with a brick. I consider myself a respectful person and a good team mate who likes the unity, closeness and create a good atmosphere around my team mates, if you don't believe me then ask my own team mates and coaching staff.

"To finish I would like to say that my relationship with Gary Monk has always been fantastic and still is, to a point that we spend the afternoon together yesterday.

"Any person that is involved in the business of football knows that these small arguments regularly happen in training sessions and even more when things are a bit more tense than normal for not getting good results.

"So I just want all you fans to know that Gary and I are two very committed players for Swansea city and it was not more than just a silly argument and nowadays things get blown out of proportion in the press and social networking.

"It's a moment to be united and focused on the FA Cup Saturday versus Birmingham and Fulham the following Tuesday in League. Come on Swansea!!"

A statement from South Wales Police said: “Police were called to the training ground at around 1.30pm on Friday.

“Club officials were spoken to and no police action was required.”

Despite the incident, Flores was included in the Swansea team which went down 3-1 to Tottenham on Sunday.

Club captain Monk has not played for several months as he recovers from injury.

A Swansea spokesperson said: “Chico Flores and Garry Monk had an exchange of words, which is not uncommon between players in training grounds across the country, but no threats or altercations took place between the players in question."

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  • boggis  |  January 22 2014, 7:19PM

    He does appear petulant So who can tell the story about the pink car and the Ferrari parking space

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  • TaipeiSteve  |  January 22 2014, 5:22AM

    Hey guys, the claim came from the Daily Mail. That in itself should be enough to cast severe doubt on the accuracy of the report.

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  • TipOff  |  January 21 2014, 11:07PM

    Could be someone trying to stir trouble for the club. Can't think who.

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  • nice_nails  |  January 21 2014, 6:41PM

    why would some numpty call the police and start off all this speculation, now I can see why teams like Chelsea have a private training complex that is so difficult for even the press to gain access.

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  • pengryjack_06  |  January 21 2014, 6:18PM

    A storm in a tea cup. This incident is typical of bust-up`s that happen every day on training grounds up and down the country at all levels of football. Laudrup is spot on when he says that a win is always the best medicine. A Cup victory at Birmingham and a League triumph over Fulham will sweep this nonsense story back into the shadows where it belongs.

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